Pediatric Benign Vocal Fold Lesions: A Team Approach Many children with dysphonia present with benign vocal fold lesions, including bilateral vocal fold nodules, cysts, vocal fold varices, and scarring. Evaluation and treatment of these children are best undertaken in a thoughtful and coordinated manner involving both the speech-language pathologist and the otolaryngologist. The goals of this article are ... Article
Article  |   November 01, 2009
Pediatric Benign Vocal Fold Lesions: A Team Approach
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Geralyn Harvey Woodnorth
    Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA
  • Roger C. Nuss, MD
    Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Voice Disorders / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Articles
Article   |   November 01, 2009
Pediatric Benign Vocal Fold Lesions: A Team Approach
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, November 2009, Vol. 19, 105-112. doi:10.1044/vvd19.3.105
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, November 2009, Vol. 19, 105-112. doi:10.1044/vvd19.3.105
Abstract

Many children with dysphonia present with benign vocal fold lesions, including bilateral vocal fold nodules, cysts, vocal fold varices, and scarring. Evaluation and treatment of these children are best undertaken in a thoughtful and coordinated manner involving both the speech-language pathologist and the otolaryngologist. The goals of this article are (a) to describe the team evaluation process based on a “whole system” approach; (b) to discuss etiological factors and diagnosis; and (c) to review current medical, behavioral, and surgical treatments for children with different types of dysphonia.

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